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Vincent Kartheiser has an interesting way of getting his point across. The actor made it clear that being a white man comes with a huge set of advantages that are not afforded to most people throughout the world.
"It's pretty easy. I'm a white America," Kartheiser said. "We're all kind of born with a silver spoon in our mouth. We're all much luckier than people born in Bolivia or West Africa."
To further his point, the actor went into the history of the western hemisphere, citing colonization, slavery and all the other terrible things that they don't always teach you in history class. His conclusion is that were it not for all of these factors, he would not have the advantages that he possesses today.
"I'm the luckiest guy in the world. I would love it if you would put this in your magazine," he said to Vulture Magazine. "I realize that my career is 99 percent luck, if not 99.9 percent luck. The fact that I'm born in America, and America has control over all these other colonies, and enslaved all these other countries -- I mean, there are so many things that have happened in my life that make me so lucky."
We don't suspect that he was being cocky by saying this. It sounds like he's making a good point about white privilege. At least somebody is noticing the obvious.